Cape to consider wetland mitigation for Academic Village

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Preserved wetlands versus new construction. Cape Coral wants to develop an area that's been sitting vacant for years. But it means paying to preserve new pieces..
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Nesting hawks attack residents in Naples Park

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Nesting hawks in one Naples neighborhood have clawed at least a dozen people, according to residents. Donald Boyer, who lives in Naples Park, says for the pa..
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Police have good leads in Pin Street bowling alley robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Police say they have some good leads as to who robbed a Fowler Street bowling alley last night, stealing prize money for a bowling league. It's in part thanks to ..
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North Port Police investigate a shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH PORT, Fla.- On Tuesday, officers responded to the 6100 block of Freemont Street in North Port in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers found a deceased white female..
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Call for Action helps man re-book cruise

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A medical emergency grounded one man's vacation plans, but when the cruise line refused to hear his pleas to re-book, he turned to Call for Action, for help. W..
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No jail time for FM woman charged with Social Security fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers woman accused of concealing her mother's death and cashing in on her Social Security checks will not face any time behind bars.Gail Andrews was overc..
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Small fire causes a scare in a Naples furniture store

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A Naples furniture store shut down briefly after a fire started in an upstairs kitchen on Tuesday.Firefighters responded to the Baer's Furniture on Tamiami Trail shor..
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Collier teachers may not get a raise due to budget cuts

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County teachers might not get their raise next school year, as the board looks to make $16 million in cuts to the budget.The district is in negotiatio..
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Congressional Badge of Bravery awarded to Lee Co. deputies

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Congressman Connie Mack presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery to two Lee County deputies on Tuesday, who risked their lives to protect others during a dea..
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Deputies search for suspect in 7-Eleven robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Deputies are searching for the suspect who robbed the 7-Eleven, located at 6100 Daniels Parkway, on Monday night. The clerk advised LCSO that a male, possibly His..
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911 call released in deputy involved shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A scared and surprised Corporal Kenneth Vila is holding the intruder at gun point while making the call for help.  He didn't recognize the man, who turne..
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Lee Commissioners deal with Twins, Conservation 2020 issues

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County will begin talks with the Minnesota Twins to sign a new, 30-year lease for Hammond Stadium for spring training. And it will make some changes to the Co..
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$21 million fed grant to boost Fla. health centers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Community health centers around Florida will receive $21 million in federal grants under the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said..
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Rubio: All BP spill fines should go to Gulf states

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sen. Marco Rubio said he opposes a plan that would give Gulf coast states 80 percent of the fines stemming from the 2010 oil spill because the other ..
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Fla. task force on self-defense will go to Sanford

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new Florida task force examining the state's self-defense laws is coming to Sanford.    After much debate, the Task Force on Citizen Safet..
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CCSO warns community of telephone scams

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants to alert the community of recent telephone scams to protect themselves from becoming victims. Be aware of the ..
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CCSO reports suspects smash windows to steal valuables

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is again warning motorists to always remove valuables from your parked vehicles. Monday, four residents called CCS..
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Police cruiser strikes a man in Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A cruiser from the Cape Coral Police Department hit a fleeing suspect Tuesday afternoon. Cape Coral Police Officers arrested two suspects in connection with ongoi..
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Feral cats take over a Fort Myers neighborhood

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Fort Myers mother says her neighborhood is overrun with feral cats. She's terrified they could be bringing diseases into the yard where her young children play...
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'Turtle Day' kicks off turtle nesting season in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- May 1st has come to be known as "Turtle Day," the first day of turtle nesting season in Southwest Florida. With unseasonably warm temperatures, nests have been po..
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